Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
charges against 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. we are told he is writing down answers to some police questions and now lawmakers at capitol hill are pushing to declare the suspect an enemy combatant. he could be questioned without a lawyer and other protechs of the u.s. criminal justice system. tracie potts joins us live on capitol hill. good morning. >>> no questions before his miranda warnings would be admission i believe in court. prosecutors say they have plenty to convict him. keeping in mind he is a u.s. citizen with all the same rights as anymore else. dzhokhar tsarnaev is waking up answering investigators in writing. they are questioning him as an enemy combatant. >> i want the intelligence to save american lives. that can only be done effectively if he is treated as an enemy combatant. >> they don't need his confession to get him into trial. i think we don't have to cross the line. >> this morning, lots of questions about why the fbi didn't do more after inquiries about the older tsarnaev with radical groups. zi want to know how the fbi dropped the ball. we are at war with r
Apr 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
to speak. >>> reporter: 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is reportedly awake and responding to investigators' question. sources tell us he is writing out his answers because of a gunshot wound in his throat that has left him unable to speak. a special interrogation team from the fbi will handle the questioning. >> how did they plan this, what was the motive, did they have help and are there others ou th >> reporter: it appes johar as his older brother tamerlan were prepared to set off more bombs when police caught up with them early friday morning. >> they were going to attack other individuals. that's my belief at this point in time. >> reporter: tamerlan was killed during a shootout with police. jahar escaped but was caught friday night hiding in a boat. charges against him could be filed as early as today. the city of boston will take time to mark the one-week anniversary of the marathon bombings. at 2:50 this afternoon, the city will observe a moment of silence followed by bell ringing throughout the state. there will also be a private funeral for krystle cambell today. there was a publi
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
with investigators. former fbi insider john miller with what dzhokhar tsarnaev is telling them. plus we'll go to moscow where we look at ties to terror groups. >>> major budget cuts. if your airport hasn't been hit yet, it could be today. >>> more flooding in the midwest and we'll introduce you to the teacher of the year. >>> but we begin with today's "eye opener" with your world in 90 seconds. >> we have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene, that they were going to attack other individuals. >> authorities question the boston bombing suspect. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev is now communicating in writing with them. >> the battlefield is now in the united states so i believe he is an enemy combatant. >> the fbi did interview tamerlan tsarnaev. >> we need to up our game. >> a moment of silence will be observed today one week after the boston marathon bombing. >> we're not going to stop the marathon because we're stronger than the terrorists. >>> the latest flooding in the midwest has now taken at least three lives. >> the mississippi river
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
a description of a still unreleased fbi video. according to those familiar with what it shows, dzhokhar tsarnaev can be seen removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed, and acting very differently from those around him when e first bomb blew up. >> this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. >> federal officials say in the hours after the fbi released photos of the bombing suspects thursday night, investigators had not yet matched any names to their pictures and, in fact, did not even have the tsarnaev brothers in any terrorist data base. only after the older brother was killed in the late night shootout in watertown were agents able to check his fingerprints and put actual names to their case. fbi agents are seeking to interview all the family members and friends of the two brothers, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much.
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
say tamerlan tsarnaev and his younger brother dzhokhar bombed the boston marathon. and another, a police officer, died thursday. mourners gathered to remember one of them--29- year-old krystle campbell-- monday.with a salute to the young woman who loved to watch the runners cross the bombing victims remain in the hospital, where doctors say amputees are beginning to learn to walk again. "it takes a lot of safety, a have to learn new routines." surviving suspect 19-year- old dzhokhar tsarnaev is also hospitalized. he is charged in federal court destruction and malicious destruction of property shaw resulting in death. questions are piling up about his brother's activities--the fbi investigated tamerlan in 2011 at the request of russia, tamerlan then went in 2012. "was there any procedure for the fbi to follow up on the activities of somebody over effectively been cleared?" monday afternoon, the fbi turned boylston street-- site of the bombings--back over to the city of boston. the mayor received an american flag that flew over the marathon finish line.marking schmidt, reporting.
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
virning suspect will be answering questions. zoz has a neck wound -- dzhokhar tsarnaev has a neck round that's keying him from speaking. we're hearing he's answering questions while writing, still under heavy guard at the hospital. no official charges have been filed yet but that will change today or the coming days. boston police believe both brothers had plans to kill others. >> both suspects were armed with guns at the scene of the shooting. >> there's also a question this morning on how the suspect should be questioned in the first place. some lawmakers say he should be contracted an em -- considered enemy combatant. >> the decision not to read miranda rights was made by the federal officials. this is a unique clause at the federal level that we've not experienced here. >> the mother of both suspects tells the "associated press" that the fbi spoke to her sons after the bomb exploded an continues to claim that the fbi monitored him back in 2011 during an interview. a moment of silence begins at 11:50 hour time. back to you. >> thank you. >>> students at the university of massachusett